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Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

Today at 2p.m., Pres. Obama Takes Questions About SOTU Speech

by Carla Murphy on January 31 2014, 12:49PM

Use the opportunity to raise the issues that concern you.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year's Super Bowl

3 Forgotten Economies of This Year’s Super Bowl

by Jamilah King on January 31 2014, 10:00AM

Here’s a look at a few groups of workers whose livelihoods depend on the success of America’s biggest game.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Economy

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

For First Time Ever, College Football Players Organize to Unionize

by Carla Murphy on January 29 2014, 10:36AM

The effort, if successful, could re-make college sports.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

Pres. Obama to Raise Minimum Wage for Low-Wage Federal Workers

by Carla Murphy on January 28 2014, 11:16AM

Obama announces plans to sign executive order mandating minimum wage increase during tonight’s State of the Union address.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

Wash. Study Finds White Women No Longer Face Discrimination

by Carla Murphy on January 23 2014, 1:37PM

“This is a war on white women, and we’re not going to take it sitting down,” one business owner reportedly said.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job Today

by Carla Murphy on January 22 2014, 11:04AM

Food servers and janitorial workers at landmark federal buildings demand a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City's Latinas

Proposed $15 Los Angeles Hotel Worker Minimum Wage Would Be Boon to City’s Latinas

by Julianne Hing on January 21 2014, 5:09PM

Los Angeles is getting ready to take on a minimum wage hike fight for hotel workers.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

Fast Food Worker Naquasia LeGrand Wows on Colbert

by Carla Murphy on January 17 2014, 1:21PM

The 22-year-old fast-food worker and organizer makes it plain: I just want a living wage.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

You Probably Won't Like The Gap's 'MLK Event'

You Probably Won’t Like The Gap’s ‘MLK Event’

by Aura Bogado on January 16 2014, 3:55PM

One retailer is making a day about a civil rights leader a troublesome sales event.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

Where the New Jobs Are in 2014

by Carla Murphy on January 14 2014, 9:36AM

States in the south and the west expected to show biggest gains.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

New Obamacare Enrollee Gender and Age Numbers Released

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 4:58PM

We now have the age and gender demographics on Obamacare. Still, nothing on race.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, Health, /NOW

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

Where is the Racial Data on Obamacare Enrollees?

by Brentin Mock on January 13 2014, 11:05AM

Is anyone tracking how many people of color signed up for Obamacare?

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW, Obamacare, Politics

Why Today's Unemployment Number Isn't So Great After All

Why Today’s Unemployment Number Isn’t So Great After All

by Imara Jones on January 10 2014, 1:19PM

The reason why the unemployment rate seems to be the best since 2008 is that so many Americans have given up looking for work.

Topics: Economic Justice, Economy

Evictions Are Still Hurting Communities of Color

Evictions Are Still Hurting Communities of Color

by Carla Murphy on January 6 2014, 10:15AM

Research points to an under-reported trend of evictions in urban areas

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Congressional Black Caucus: 'Dear Pope, Love Your Work'

Congressional Black Caucus: ‘Dear Pope, Love Your Work’

by Brentin Mock on December 13 2013, 2:22PM

Congressional Black Caucus sends shout out to the Pope.

Topics: Voting Rights, Economy, /NOW

For Ex-Offenders, NJ Judge Opens Door to Good Jobs

For Ex-Offenders, NJ Judge Opens Door to Good Jobs

by Carla Murphy on December 13 2013, 10:09AM

Ruling puts 16-year-old state law under fresh scrutiny

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Where Do San Francisco's Evicted Go?

Where Do San Francisco’s Evicted Go?

by Julianne Hing on December 13 2013, 7:00AM

In San Francisco a loophole in California law is allowing speculators to push residents out of their apartments. The question is, where do they go?

Topics: Economy

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn't Know About SF's 'Degenerates' He Insulted

What Tech Startup CEO Greg Gopman Doesn’t Know About SF’s ‘Degenerates’ He Insulted

by Julianne Hing on December 11 2013, 5:57PM

How’s about that “open discussion” you wanted, Greg Gopman?

Topics: Economy, /NOW

New U.S. Budget Proposal is Promising (Seriously!)

New U.S. Budget Proposal is Promising (Seriously!)

by Imara Jones on December 11 2013, 11:45AM

The two-year fiscal deal announced by Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) erases sequestration until 2016, restores funding to badly needed social programs, and allows for new investments in critical areas necessary to grow the economy.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

Photos: Fast-Food Strikes Hit 100 Cities

by Julianne Hing on December 6 2013, 1:53PM

December 5, 2013 marked the largest fast-food strikes in history, organizers say.

Topics: Economy, /NOW